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Video game news, reviews and commentary with Gazette reporter Jake Magee.
Press Start: Exploring 'Prey' is a tense and satisfying treat
Press Start: Exploring 'Prey' is a tense and satisfying treat
While Arkane Studios' latest game makes combat an unwieldy and frustrating affair, “Prey's” ability to scratch that exploration itch makes it a blast for anyone who likes a constant feeling of discovery, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
Press Start: Video games need to be ‘fun’
Press Start: Video games need to be ‘fun’
Video games aren't always fun in the traditional sense, but every successful game entertains or engages its audience in one way or another, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
Press Start: Token diversity doesn’t belong in ‘Call of Duty: WWII’
Press Start: Token diversity doesn’t belong in ‘Call of Duty: WWII’
Including diversity in a video game for diversity's sake is disingenuous and, frankly, dumb, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
Press Start: Video games' most satisfying weapons
Press Start: Video games' most satisfying weapons
There are far too many amazing video game weapons to name even a small fraction of them, but here's a handful Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee has yet to grow tired of using.
Press Start: Stop blaming real violence on video games already
Press Start: Stop blaming real violence on video games already
Video games have been pointed to as a reason to explain real-world murders, but there's no evidence to support such a claim, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.
Press Start: ‘BioShock 2’ is basically just as good as its predecessor
Press Start: ‘BioShock 2’ is basically just as good as its predecessor
Having played each “BioShock” game several times, Gazette gaming columnist writes “BioShock 2” is as good as the game that started it all—well, almost, anyway.
Press Start: What I want from ‘Destiny 2’
Press Start: What I want from ‘Destiny 2’
"Destiny 2" is coming this fall. Here's what Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee wants to see from the highly anticipated sequel.
Press Start: Exclusive games need to die already
Press Start: Exclusive games need to die already
Games exclusive to specific consoles will never go away, but Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee sure wishes they would.
Press Start: Developers should remain unapologetic in their game design
Press Start: Developers should remain unapologetic in their game design
Some video game developers take their creative freedom as far as they can, sometimes shattering realism for the sake of fun. They shouldn't have to apologize for it, Gazette columnist Jake Magee writes.
Press Start: 'Horizon Zero Dawn' is a promising first step for a new franchise
Press Start: 'Horizon Zero Dawn' is a promising first step for a new franchise
“Horizon Zero Dawn” isn't only a blast to play and explore. It also features a compelling story in a confident first run for a new franchise, even if it stumbles at a few points along the way, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.